His Excellency Excellent’s Extra – Excelling Maths Quiz

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        At maths, His Excellency Excellent hardly excelled,

In fact, he was so hopeless at examinations,

He promptly got expelled.

He couldn’t add up, nor could he multiply,

He couldn’t subtract (although he did extra hard try).

His Excellency Excellent decided to get a job …

But finding one that had no numbers was quite difficult.

So he started practising, counting from one to ten,

Before his Excellency Excellent knew it, he was back to nought again.

His Excellency Excellent even ended up counting in a tent.

Dusting around his ancestral home,

He counted the pictures and the garden gnomes.

Although he spent all day feather – dusting his antique bust,

The only thing that seemed to multiply was the dust !

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crown1.jpg 1. His Excellency Excellent had 300 great masterpieces in his hall. If he spent 30 minutes cleaning each one (only dusting for 4 hours per day), how many days did it take to dust all of them ?

crown1.jpg 2. His Excellency Excellent noticed that 0.2 cm of dust fell each day on the antiques in his ancestral home. How long did it take the dust to become 2 cm thick ?

crown1.jpg 3. His Excellency Excellent noticed that only 90% of the bulbs in the 200 candleabra lights were working. How many were not ?

crown1.jpg 4. When His Excellency Excellent shook the kitchen rug, out fell one hundred bugs ! 45% of them fell onto the table, 0.2 onto the floor and the rest onto the settee. How many of each is that in each place ?

crown1.jpg 5. In his slippers, His Excellency Excellent slid straight down the hall at a speed of 10 m / minute. How long did it take him to reach the other side of the corridor, 800 m away ?

crown1.jpg 6. His Excellency Excellent had 500 champagne glasses for a royal banquet. If one glass could hold 50 mls and a bottle contained 3 litres,a) how much champagne did he need ?b) how many bottles ?

crown1.jpg 7. His Excellency Excellent had 150 garden gnomes, one third of which had fallen over on the path.a) how many were upright ? b) how many had fallen over ?

crown1.jpg 8. There were 50 feathers in His Excellency Excellent’s feather duster, but one fifth fell out – how many were left ?

crown1.jpg 9. His Excellency Excellent had a crown with 2000 jewels, but 20% fell out. How many needed glue ?

crown1.jpg 10. His Excellency Excellent had a tea – party and invited the Queen of Hearts. She brought a plate of 150 tarts, but slipped and 10% fell off the plate – how many were left ?

crown1.jpg 11. His Excellency Excellent had a magnificent garden with 600 flowers, but one third died – how many were left ?

crown1.jpg 12. His Excellency Excellent had a wild goose that laid 10 golden eggs every day. If one egg weighed 5 grams, how much did all 10 weigh ?

crown1.jpg 13. His Excellency Excellent bought a saphire ring which cost £2 059. How much change did he receive from £3 000 ?

crown1.jpg 14. His Excellency Excellent had an orchestra that played concerts in the Great Hall. 3 of the 100 musicians didn’t turn up – what fraction, decimal and percentage is this ?

crown1.jpg 15. His Excellency Excellent had a royal coach with 10 magnificent horses. Each horse ate 3 bucketfuls of food. If one bucket contained 3 litres,

a) how much did one horse eat ?

b) how much did all the horses eat in one day ?

c) how much did all the horses eat in one week ?

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HRH

How many words can you think of that include the letters HRH – Example “church”.

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HRH

© Jacqueline Richards 2007 Answers :

1/ 300 x 0.5 = 150 / 4 = 37.5 days

2/ 2 / 0.2 = 10 days;

3/ 200 – (200 / 100 x 90 = 180) = 20

4/ table – 45; floor – 20; seteee – 35;

5/ 800 / 10 = 80 mins;

6/ 500 x 50 = 25 000 mls b) 25 000 / 1000 = 25 litres / 3 = 8.33 bottles;

7/ a) 150 / 3 = 50 x 2 = 100 b) 50;

8/ 50 – (50 / 5) = 40;

9/ 2000 – (2000 / 100 x 20) = 400 = 1600;

10/ 150 – (150 / 100 x 10 = 15) 135;

11/ 600 – (600 / 3) = 400;

12/ 10 x 5 = 50 g;

13/ 3000 – 2059 = £941;

14/ 3 / 100 ; 0.03; 3 %;

15/ a) 3 x 3 = 9 l; b) 3 x 3 x 10 = 90 l; c) 90 x 7 = 630

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